Sil Hamilton

I’m Sil. I work with language models. I’m a graduate student at McGill University, researcher-at-large for the journalism non-profit Hacks/Hackers, and technology advisor at Health Tech Without Borders.

What do I study? I work on computational narrative understanding. I have workshop papers at ACL (WNU), COLING (SIGHUM), and AAAI (Creative AI). I’ve also taught two courses for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas, Austin: see here and here.

I’m public! Wired, The Financial Times, and Le Devoir among others have all mentioned me or my work. I've also spoken for Harvard's CS50 (Introduction to Computer Science), the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

I’m looking to collaborate. Reach out to me on Twitter, over email, and through LinkedIn. I’m also on Libera and OFTC as srhm.

I consult on AI strategies and implementations. You can find my code on SourceHut (preferred) and GitHub. My CV is here. Please contact me if you’re interested.

Courses

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Media

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Projects

DocPlot semantic search in the browser, privately.
COVID-17 showcasing a counterfactual COVID narrative.
semantic-space for generating thesauruses from latent space.
adsb-utils for mapping ADS-B packets offline.
feature-space-explorer for plotting sentence embeddings in n-dimensions.

Publications

Workshops

2023/10 Media Party Run LLMs On Your Laptop
2023/05 Brown Institute Workshop and Mixer on ChatGPT
2023/05 Goodside A Goodside AI Workshop